• Tomasz Soroka

Why is the daily stand-up so important when you work in SCRUM?

In this episode, I will tell you why we should not forget about daily stand-up in the context of work in the Scrum model.




TRANSCRIPTION:


What is the biggest mistake made by many, many teams while taking daily stand-ups? The most important thing they usually forget is that it should be short, not more than 10, maybe 15 minutes. So if you see that the people who are involved in the development of your product are talking like 40, 50 minutes every day during daily stand-up, it means that they do it wrong. This is not the session to discuss all details because probably after two or three weeks developers will say that it's boring and it doesn't bring any value. It should be a short summary.


Summarize what you did yesterday as the team to be closer to achieving the sprint goal and what you are going to do today. And if there are any blockers, you should focus on achieving your sprint goal. This is a short, very small planning session, done every day to get used to this routine: just focus on planning what you are going to do and what kind of problems you had yesterday.


If you want to learn more about the scrum methodology, There are some more interesting articles and videos:


  1. What is SCRUM?

  2. How to combine OKR methodology with a SCRUM?

  3. Retrosepction - what is it and why should be performed by scrum teams?